Set 18 months after movie "Library Wars." After the government's enactment of the Media Betterment Act, battles wage between the Betterment Squads and the Library Defense. The Library ... See full summary »
Set in the year 2019 in Japan. In order to crack down on free expression, a new law is passed, which allows for the government to create an armed force to find and destroy objectionable ... See full summary »
Aoshima, a police detective working in the Bayside Precinct, is continually frustrated by the hierarchy and red tape that plague the system. His friend Muroi is climbing the ladder of the ... See full summary »
Reiji Kikukawa, who has a strong sense of justice, graduated from the police academy with the lowest score ever. He becomes a police constable, but is suddenly fired by the Police Chief due... See full summary »
Lone wolf detective with an enormous personal grievance seeks to connect the mysterious death of his daughter to an urban legend of a villain who terrorizes Japan by insinuating himself ... See full summary »
Kohei (Takuya Kimura) returns to Tokyo and reunites with his former colleagues. He will be up against one of the famous lawyers in Tokyo to solve a car accident which killed a soon to be ... See full synopsis »
The story's main character Kaoru (Junichi Okada) has specially sensitive perception that borders on extrasensory perception. He can "sense" a crime before or while it is happening.
Story is about terrorists lead by head of SP taking over the Japanese parliament building, and another team of SPs or Security Police dispatching the bad guys.
This movie is supposed to be the conclusion to the TV series that was on air between 2007 - 2008.
While I was watching this movie, I couldn't help feeling that the people portrayed in this drama are bunch of cagey, stuffy people. They were so stiff it makes me feel choked watching them. Also, their emotions are so much based on self pity, and stand offish pride, it amazed me that this is supposed to be humanity to people involved. They're all (good guys and bad guys alike) in this little world unto themselves, thinking its some kind of noble quest. The mean comments they say to each other showed the underlying mean society they live in.
This is a society where concept of perfection has made a wrong turn, and completely obliterated the true humanity that should be at the core of it all. The idea of cool presented here is suicidal in nature, and somehow that's sold as being heroic. Then the misunderstanding is sad and draws even more (self)pity.
I'm just astonished that such crap is sold as heroism. There are or were times when Japan made higher quality movies, and this one is definitely not one of them.
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